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Tyson Fury-Francois Botha To Collide on February 19

By Mark Vester

According to a report by Telegraph Sport, unbeaten 6ft 9in Tyson Fury (13-0, 9KOs) will face the most experienced opponent of his career when he takes on former heavyweight title challenger Francois Botha (47-5-3, 28KOs) in a ten round special attraction on February 19 at the Wembley Arena. Botha has been inactive since last April's knockout loss to Evander Holyfield in eight rounds. He won the IBF heavyweight title in 1995 by beating Axel Schulz, but he tested positive for steroids shortly after the fight and was stripped of the title.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evil Abed on 01-21-2011

This sounds very horrible. This is like Frankie Gomez fighting Kevin Kelly right now.

Comment by the niggest on 01-21-2011

Lol. This fight will be fun to watch. Botha is obviously shot but I never expected this fight to happen, it came out of nowhere. Fury is young and has had relativley few fights, it will be a decent test.

Comment by komodo on 01-21-2011

Fury's only had 13 fights still has a lot to learn Botha will be a decent name on his record, one for the future with good potential :hail:

Comment by joe strong on 01-21-2011

i don't mind this fight because botha was one of my favorites.hes seen better days but he will come after fury & is a tough guy.good choice & a step up from zack page.botha is by far his toughest opponent…

Comment by joe strong on 01-21-2011

[QUOTE=-Tunney-;9989189]This is not an interesting heavyweight fight. Botha was once a good fighter but he's been shot for at least five years. I was hoping Fury would be fighting someone ranked in the top 50 at heavyweight like Neven Pajkic.[/QUOTE]…

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